To start, we would like to say thank you to all our amazing brides.  During the lockdown, we have received so many lovely messages and phone calls. Even though we have had to discuss disappointing and upsetting news due to the COVID-19 pandemic including wedding postponements, you have been very supportive of us too. We miss seeing and helping our brides in person, and can’t wait to see you soon.

Booking alterations in studio and free online consultations

Now it’s time to make a plan!

  • Following the UK government’s updated guidelines, The Secret Fitting Room team will head back to the studio from early June 2020 so that we can continue to work on your beautiful wedding dresses
  • From 2nd June 2020, we will be taking bookings for face-to-face wedding dress alterations at our studios from July 2020
  • Contact us to book now for a free online wedding dress alteration appointment or a free online dress consultation

Face-to-face wedding dress alteration appointments

With regards to face-to-face wedding dress fittings, The Secret Fitting Room is categorised as a business able to return to work in early July 2020. This is because it is almost impossible to keep a two-metre distance in a typical dress fitting.

We will share guidelines and a step-by-step process of how our dress fitting appointments will work very soon. Our top priority is that every single bride walking through our doors feels safe and enjoys their dress fitting experience.

We will open up our 2020 and 2021 diaries on 2nd June 2020 to book in all our brides. If your fitting appointment has already been booked in for the end of 2021, please note you are still in our diary.

Normally we advise that fittings should start around two months before your wedding. Please do not worry if your wedding is less than two months away from your first fitting date. Any July or August 2020 wedding dress will be completed and ready for your big day.

Until then, we want to share an opportunity which we hope will be useful and exciting for all our brides-to-be.

New online consultation appointments

We are now taking bookings for our brand-new virtual appointments. We understand these might sound strange at first, but let us explain…

Online bridal alterations appointments

Has your wedding dress arrived and you would like to discuss your alterations?

Wedding dress alterations often have elements that can be carried out without physically being in contact with a bride in her dress. There are lots of things that can be done, from making beautiful lace sleeves or bridal jackets to carrying out beading work to make you sparkle.

We are offering free online wedding dress alterations appointments where we can discuss your ideas, explain and confirm how the alterations will be done and provide you with a cost outline. We will also book you in the diary for a face-to-face fitting allowing plenty of time for the changes you need to be completed. Most importantly, we want to offer our brides clarity and a plan in these uncertain times.

After your virtual appointment, our bridal seamstresses can start altering your wedding dress. We can post beading and lace samples, send you a bespoke sketch, or start to make your bridal jacket and sleeves.

Along with any work that we can physically proceed with on your wedding dress we will offer you a drop-off service at our studios. You can bring your dress, have a chat with us in person and see samples of our work.

If you have not collected your wedding dress yet but want to discuss anything that you would like to change, you are also very welcome to book in for a virtual appointment too. We would be delighted to discuss your ideas using pictures of your dress. We can then also book you in the diary for dress fittings in person, with lots of time before your wedding day.

Online bridal and mother of the bride consultations

Are you looking for a unique style to your dress and not sure where to start? Haven’t found anything yet that perfectly matches your ideas? Have you found a dress but want to know if it’s possible to alter it before you purchase?

The Secret Fitting Room team are happy to launch bespoke virtual consultation appointments in which we can discuss ideas, style and materials to get your inspiration flowing. We can help you whether you are a bride, mother of the bride or groom, and more.

How will it work?

During your appointment (on WhatsApp video chat, Zoom or Skype), we will discuss fabrics and designers to look out for. We can recommend suitable dress shops and bridal boutiques to start your search off. We can design and make a unique outfit tailored to you, and post our bespoke designs with sample fabrics to help you decide. If you already have a dress or outfit, we can discuss any changes you are thinking about and give you some cost estimates.

To book in for any of our virtual appointments please email us at or call 01494 532100.

We may ask if you have seen anything inspiring so please do be prepared to email us any pictures so that we can prepare for your appointment. Thank you.